The ICON programme has launched in Southampton this week and it is all about supporting new parents and carers with lots of information and advice around infant crying.
ICON stands for:
- I – Infant crying is normal
- C –Comforting methods can help
- O – It's OK to walk away
- N – Never, ever shake a baby
Although it can sometimes be really challenging to soothe a crying baby, crying is normal and there are lots of techniques to help you cope. As we all continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19, the current restrictions could make things feel particularly challenging at the moment, and the ICON website also has really useful information about caring for you and your baby during lockdown.
Find out more at https://iconcope.org/parentsadvice and if you do need some additional support or are worried about your baby, there is lots of help available. Please do speak to your GP, midwife or health visitor. If you are worried that your baby is unwell and you need urgent support, call 111.